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Residents visa and proving income

So I am 70 years old and retired and want to apply for a year or two's residency.

I understand that I must prove income of 500 usd per month - My pension from the UK is about this amount so will a bank statement showing this suffice for the application. 

If not can I transfer savings from the UK to a bank in Turkey to cover the amount for a year or two and as I understand that I need a residents permit to open a bank account - how do I do this ? 

In addition once transferred is it easy to repatriate these funds to the UK again at a later date.

Thanks in advance

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